Losing weight can be a struggle – if it wasn’t, it would not be a multi-billion dollar industry and we would all be wearing the size we want to be in. It’s a frustrating rollercoaster of potions and powders, fads, myths, shakes, bars, and all manner of conflicting messages, mixed with exercise shoulds and should-nots that can also be totally confusing. Often there is little change on the scales but on the inside is a growing sense of despair.
You feel triumphant when you lose weight and bitterly disappointed when you gain it. Your emotions and sense of control go up and down with the scales. It’s an unhappy recipe and for many people it’s a long-term or even life-long struggle. After trying everything and anything with no results you may be wondering: is it my mindset? Can a therapist help me lose weight? [Read more…]